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Christoph Sommersguter Swing

Christoph Sommersguter © VBW / Moritz Schell

Christoph Sommersguter was born in Graz and enjoyed his training as a singer, dancer and actor at the Universities of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and Vienna as well as the Performing Academy. He subsequently received scholarships from the American Institute of Musical Studies and the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival. Engagements followed at the Raimund Theater, the Theater an der Wien, the Bregenz Festival, the Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen and the Bühne Baden. He is also active as a musical theater director, staging musicals, operettas and folk comedies in addition to children's and youth plays (including PIPPI LANGSTRUMPF and EMIL UND DIE DETEKTIVE). In addition, he completed a master's degree in cultural management at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and founded the summer festival "Schlossfestspiele Stadl". At Vereinigte Bühnen Wien he participated in the productions of MAMMA MIA!, MARY POPPINS, MOZART!, EVITA, SCHIKANEDER and I AM FROM AUSTRIA and MISS SAIGON, among others, and supervised the ELISABETH guest performance of VBW in Shanghai as assistant director. For the concert performances of ELISABETH in front of Schönbrunn Palace in 2019 and 2022, he was responsible as evening director.